The 1st VW Swimmer Build Features — Volkswagen Kubelwagen

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The 1st VW Swimmer

Pic 1: Note the low level cap in this overhead view of an Schwimmwagen fitted with top covers. Pic 2 3: Hitler inspects a VW 1661 Schwimmwagen with an SS plate in 1941. The type is painted on the left front and the spare wheel has a Continental x16 treaded pattern tyre of the fitted to the Kübelwagen and Schwimmwagen.

the outbreak of World War II it was soon that the Volkswagen car would the ideal basis for a military The Kübelwagen had been in production 1939 with the production Type 82, entering series in 1940. An amphibious version of the was seen as being an advantage and so was undertaken.

The first Schwimmwagen looked similar to the Kübelwagen, on which it was but as development continued the Type 128 This vehicle underwent development becoming shorter, and lower, the final result the Type 166. During the stages a link occurred; is a vehicle that had features of the 128, but looked more the Type 166, and this was to be the version I was going to make.

The 1661 was the first hand-built 166 Schwimmwagen, built by Porsche, was shown to Adolf Hitler in 1941 at the Wolfschanze in Rastenburg. Jodl and General Wolff also in attendance to see the prototype.

For a kit the new injection moulded plastic of the Type 166 Schwimmwagen released by as kit No.6106 in 1:16 scale was When the kit was announced I was full of as I had previously built the 1:16 resin model from which was poorly detailed and I therefore, hoping for a much model. Unfortunately, the Eduard kit is on the MPM kit and, as such, suffers poor detailing.

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One of the main reasons for building the was that I would be able to use the strengths and lose some of the weaknesses. After trawling the looking for additional information on I found that only photos exist of the vehicle. was a godsend and a curse rolled one. On the one hand, the model have to be built as the single in the photos with no concerns there were minor in different vehicles in the production run on the other hand, some of the vehicle were not shown and guesses would have to be

Wheel Change

The Eduard kit has wheels and hubs supplied, is correct, but 1661 had balloon fitted. I decided to use the balloon from the Tamiya kit, Kübelwagen Type 82, Afrika To enable the Tamiya wheels to fit the hubs, I had to cut the hub off the backing section and the centre hub cap from the Tamiya I used a razor saw to remove the hubs from the main and drilled out the centre section the Tamiya wheels using an 8mm bit. To guarantee that the was completely round I wrapped a of wet and dry paper around a drill bit and turned the bit inside the centre

The rear of the Tamiya wheels counter sunk, using a sink drill bit, as ensured that the Eduard would fit tightly to the back of the wheels. With the wheels I decided that I would the interior of the model next.

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